Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ+ communities to join our workforce. 

Current employment opportunities:

Place Manager - Transitional Housing

Exciting opportunity for a Place Manager – Transitional Housing to manage the transitional housing portfolio in Melbourne’s vibrant Western suburbs.

If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Transitional Housing manages Unison's transitional housing portfolio and properties in Western Melbourne. The main objectives of this role are to ensure Unison provides high quality, safe and sustainable housing and that Unison tenants are supported to sustain their housing, and maximise their participation in communities that thrive.

This role reports to the Team Leader, Place Management.

Some of the main duties include:

  • Establish strong relationships with tenants and sustain a successful transitional housing tenancy
  • Work in close collaboration with support agencies
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Ensure vacancy rates are within Unison and DFFH targets 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, Or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focussed approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

In exchange Unison offers:

  • A Permanent, Full-time position
  • Primarily based at Footscray but will be required to travel
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus superannuation)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Additional Personal leave annually
  • Access to Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working environment, and access to EAP
  • Access to the Unison Social Club

To Apply

  • Please find the Position Description below
  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmthm@unison.org.au
  • We will review applications as they come in, so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

IT Project Manager

We are seeking a proficient and capable IT Project Manager, willing to roll up their sleeves, with knowledge of software implementation, and experienced in the planning and delivery of IT projects.  If you are looking for a career enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

About the role

Reporting to the Director Finance, this role will be pivotal to the successful implementation of several key IT transformation projects for Unison.

You will work closely with service delivery partners and co-workers to first upgrade existing systems and business intelligence capability software (MYOB Greentree and Qliksense) and implement a new Payroll/HR system.

About you
We are seeking an experienced IT Project Manager with a can-do attitude, strong work ethic and the highest levels of professional integrity.

  • You will be a positive, self-starter with excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering technology solutions on budget, within a small project team
  • Experience in understanding and planning for change impacts throughout project delivery
  • Participation in discovery workshops to provide practical solutions that fulfil key business requirements
  • Regular reporting of key project outcomes to project team, Executive and Board
  • Develop, build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of MYOB Greentree and /or Aurion systems desirable

On Offer

  • 12 month Fixed Term contract, Full-time position
  • Salary $120,000 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au 
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Applications will be assessed as they are received so if you meet the requirements of this role, please send your application to: careers@unison.org.au
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

IAP Worker 

About the role

The Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

Last year we assisted 6,000 people, 50% born overseas.

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff that:

  • Provide a client centred and flexible service in line with Unison’s values of respect, positivity, people and accountability
  • Have good teamwork, reliability, and communication skills
  • Take a pro-active and constructive approach to assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Are empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse clients, in crisis and / or on a low income, including people with complex and mental health needs and families.  
  • Will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis.

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing, Part time position (primarily based in Werribee)
  • Casual positions also available
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iapworker@unison.org.au also indicate whether you are applying for a casual or part time position.
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you fit the requirements of this role please apply now.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated

 

Place Manager

Exciting opportunity to work within our dynamic teams to deliver high quality tenancy and property management services to a diverse range of people.

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in resident meetings and leading place making events
  • Working closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for tenants

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, Or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Experience in the provision of housing services/real estate - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Who is self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Who can work effectively and sensitively with complex clients, including those with mental health, AOD and disability needs 
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to work in partnership with other community services and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Bring energy, drive and enthusiasm in working as part of a dedicated operational team

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-time position
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus superannuation)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option available
  • Supportive working environment
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Access to the Unison Social Club

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website: www.unison.org.su and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmiw@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date:
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.